Most of our children are seen by appointment at our Audiology Departments within the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, or at Stirling Community Hospital. Our regular clinics at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre mean that some children can be seen without the pressures of a typical hospital waiting room environment.
We offer a wide range of tests for children and babies from birth. Please see our audiology tests page for more information on individual tests, and links to video clips showing some of our tests being carried out. Our Specialty Doctor in Child Health, Dr Alison Schulga, is often present at appointments. She is involved in the medical aspects of the care for hearing impairment children.
The children can be having so much fun, they have no idea that they are also having their hearing tested. We pride ourselves when the children have enjoyed themselves so much that they don’t want to go home.
Children with Hearing Loss
We share information and work closely with other professionals in a multi disciplinary team (with appropriate consent), to be able to provide support to children and families that are affected by childhood hearing loss.
Many of the professionals in the multi agency team are members of our CHSWG (Children’s Hearing Services Working Group).This is a group, which meets regularly to discuss future developments of the supporting service available in Forth Valley. Parents of children with hearing loss are welcome to join this group – please ask for more information from the Audiology Services Manager if you would be interested in knowing more.
No specific children are discussed at CHSWG meetings. For some children however, it is useful to have an arrangement to meet with several professionals at the same time – we call these appointments MASP (Multi Agency Support Plan) meetings. These are organised through Audiology.